Manchester City held hosts Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw Wednesday to return to the Champions League semifinals

keep alive its hopes of winning Europe's top club competition for the first time.

keep alive its hopes of winning Europe's top club competition for the first time.

City advanced thanks to its 1-0 win in the first leg last week.

In the end, it was Pep Guardiola getting the best of Diego Simeone in the battle of styles

In the end, it was Pep Guardiola getting the best of Diego Simeone in the battle of styles

between City's offensive-minded tactics and Atletico's more cautious approach.

between City's offensive-minded tactics and Atletico's more cautious approach.

"We have to congratulate our rivals, they played a great match with the type of soccer that we are used to seeing,

"We have to congratulate our rivals, they played a great match with the type of soccer that we are used to seeing,

Simeone said. "It hurts to be eliminated but I'm proud of what we are and of how we compete."

Simeone said. "It hurts to be eliminated but I'm proud of what we are and of how we compete."

Atletico tried to leave behind its more defensive-minded approach and created some danger,

Atletico tried to leave behind its more defensive-minded approach and created some danger,

but it still managed only three attempts on target after having none in the first leg.

but it still managed only three attempts on target after having none in the first leg.

"In the second half, they were better than us and we were lucky that we didn't concede,

"In the second half, they were better than us and we were lucky that we didn't concede,